Today is my due date! And while I’d really rather be in the hospital giving birth at this moment, I am perfectly content with where things are at. I have come a long way over the past nine months, and today I can honestly say that I am at peace. I trust God’s timing. I … Continue reading Ready.
Today is a significant day. Today is the 10-year anniversary of my final recovery from binge-purge type anorexia. I’ve been thinking about this day all year long—conceptualizing the brilliant blog I would put out to commemorate it and imagining the sense of triumph I would feel as I celebrate the victory. I’ve thought about how … Continue reading Celebrating Life Today
I am quickly approaching the day I will celebrate my ten year anniversary of “life after an eating disorder”. After a seven-year battle with binge-purge type anorexia, on December 6th, 2007, I decided once and for all to put my faith in something bigger than myself and to allow the transforming power of God to … Continue reading A Recovered Anorexic’s Guide to Pregnancy
I’m so thankful that I took the time to consider a slight course correction last week. Since then, things have been going really well, and I am feeling encouraged. I made an appointment with my psychologist for this week, and here I am now fulfilling the “write another blog within the next seven days” goal … Continue reading A Feast of Goodness
I feel like my life has fallen into a bit of a rut again lately. But it’s strange…. it’s a different kind of rut than usual. Overall I feel like I’ve been doing fairly well. Sure, life has been busy, but that hasn’t been a cause of stress. In regards to my work, I’ve been … Continue reading Course Correction
It’s been a slow blogging week. I’m not sure why… I haven’t been particularly busier than other weeks. And yet I have just felt unavailable to my blog. Maybe that’s okay. Maybe I just need to embrace it when that happens. My only fear is that if I embrace it for too long, I will … Continue reading Weekly Reflections
“Faith conquers fear.” I read these words tonight in a study I am doing called “Breaking Free from Fear”. As I reflected on this short and simple statement, something struck me: I believe that the statement is true, and yet, I have never really seen this truth actualized in my life. In my life, it … Continue reading “I Shall not be Afraid”
I was looking up blog prompt ideas this morning, and one in particular asked, “What do you love about life right now?” The truth is, this has been a crazy emotional last few days. The hormones in my body must be raging out of control right now, because sometimes the tears just keep on coming … Continue reading What Do You Love About Life Right Now?
I've had an emotional day, and I'm not really feeling a blog right now. Instead, I'm going to share a beautiful song that is giving me hope today and encouraging me in the midst of my anxiety and fear. It is Well (Bethel Music) Grander earth has quaked before Moved by the sound of His … Continue reading Let Go My Soul, and Trust
We all believe lies about ourselves. Even when we don’t realize it, our creative minds come up with these sneaky, little untruths that can convince us we are something we’re not… or, often times, that we’re NOT something that indeed we ARE. A huge part of my mental health recovery journey has always been identifying … Continue reading 4 Lies that I Believe About Myself